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||Author: Dave Roth
List Price: $35.00
Published by MacMillan Technical Pub
Date Published: 11/2000
Win32 Perl Scripting: The Administrator's Handbook
||How to avoid the Windows GUI in 9 chapters.
Example code to speed up the most boring of repetitive Win32
- Why Perl is a great tool to administer the Win32 environment
- Windows accounts, groups, domains
- NTFS, Shared Folders, Permissions, the Registry
- Using Perl to prevent\restore order to a crisis
- Event Logs and other ways of monitoring the system
- Using Perl in logon scripts
- Creating\Killing processes, fork(), impersonation
- Managing Win32 services, creating Perl services
- ADSI, WMI - including tools to help with IIS webserver
|Who should read this book:
||Well, anyone who has got this far in the review is probably
a good candidate! Seriously though: anyone who has to administer or
support a Win32 environment. It is the most useful book I have read
relating to Windows because it involves Perl and really relieves the
boredom from everyday Win32 tasks.
Dave Roth's newest book is excellent! Also author of Win32
Perl Programming. He may be better known for contributing the following
The Administrator's Handbook is an invaluable addition to my book
collection. The author gives dozens of examples on how to make maximum use of
Win32::* modules. Not only does this book help to automate many Windows tasks,
but we are shown that using the right tool actually gives you finer control over
Windows settings that the Windows GUI itself.
Dave Roth doesn't waste time, he gets to the heart of the matter describing
each task and gives several documented examples. He shows at least 3 ways of
manipulating the Windows NT\2000 user base!
My favorite chapters are the last 3 - Processes, Services and ADSI.
The following also stands out in my mind:
- Reading and Writing to NTFS streams - how to list what streams a file has
- An innovative way to quickly deploy a new machine with a standard
configuration (sorry, I can't give away the secret)
- Query processes on remote machines and kill them
- List properties of an IIS webserver and manipulate the MetaBase
I really don't think this review does justice to the book, but you can read a
from the book's publisher. There is some seriously fantastic material here, so
much that I really need to go through the whole thing again to work out all the
possible uses for it all.
Take the gruntwork out of Win32, read this book!!!
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